Allison Herbaugh, a Nationally Certified Counselor, will present information on children and adolescent mental health issues. During her 16 years in the counseling field, Ms. Herbaugh has worked in group homes, residential treatment facilities, psychiatric hospitals, and schools. This event will cover the myths and facts of mental health, available supports and treatment for children and adolescents, case studies, and the importance of parental involvement. Ms. Herbaugh will provide tangible “takeaways” and the experience she has gained working as a counselor. Call 946-0417 ext 123 for more info and to register.

If you’ve recently moved, turned 18, or changed your name you may not be #VoteReady! Take this opportunity to update your voter registration at or stop in and fill out a paper application at the circulation desk. We will be helping people register all day on September 24th to celebrate National Voter Registration Day!

Join Carol Scarbro and the Altoona Area Public Library on September 23rd at 5:30pm for Essential Oils for Autoimmune Health. This is a free program but registration in advance is required. Call 946-0417 ext 125 to register.

This jam is for anyone who wants to learn more about ukuleles. Come listen to members of the Allegheny Ukulele Collective play songs, learn about how a ukulele works, and try your hand at playing some basic chords. People joining in for the jam part of the program should know the chords of C, F, and G7. Participants will receive a packet of 1, 2, and 3 chord songs to keep. Please come to observe if you are not ready to play yet! All ages welcome. No registration necessary.

Children ages 6-12, you are invited to join a Lego Club at the Altoona Area Public Library! All you need is your imagination. Registration is required. Please call the library at 946-0417 ext. 123 to register.

The Friends of the Altoona Area Public Library will be holding a Friends Tea on September 19th at noon. Speaker Michael Allison, an artist and art advocate for our region for the last 45 years, will be presenting “Grimoires and Hexenmeisters: Folk Magic in Pennsylvania”. Allison will cover an overview of the history and origins of folk magic and its practice by immigrants to Pennsylvania. Refreshments will follow the program.

Girls in grades 6-12 are invited to join us for Girls Who Code: Cybersecurity.

Pre-registration encouraged but not required: . Middle- and high-school girls will learn about cybersecurity topics and have a chance to work on their own website.

Senator Judy Ward will be visiting the library to celebrate Constitution Week! Children ages 10 & under (plus caregivers) are invited to join us to hear all about her job in government and read some books on the US Constitution. Call 946-0417 ext 123 to register.

Come hear Judith Redline Coopey talk about her new book, “Don’t You Cry For Me”, coming out on September 1. It is a Civil War novel based on a true family story of a Confederate spy sent to Blair County on special assignment to blow up the Horseshoe Curve.

Come and swap Pokemon cards. Get a chance to meet some new people. Kids/Adults of all ages are welcome to come.